Most reasonable Americans felt that the Obamacare repeal effort/tax rate cut for the wealthy was dead, (a/k/a Trumpcare), for at least this Congress after Friday morning. Think again. Let’s explore. Continue reading Deadly Ego?
As the Trump administration fumbles its way to what I anticipate will be an inglorious ending it is difficult not to compare it with two failed Republican presidencies of my lifetime. As I write this Trump is in the air on his way back from the G20 meetings in Hamburg, Germany. His actions to date remind me very much of those of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Let’s explore. Continue reading Three Of A Kind?
I’m well into my sixth decade of life in America. Unlike some of my contemporaries I don’t long for the good old days because I realize they weren’t really all that good. I like things like better air to breath, better water to drink, the ability to live life free from the fear of many diseases and a plethora of modern conveniences (like the device you are reading this article on). Simply put America is a great country! In the old days when we saw something that surprised us we would usually sum up the experience with words along the lines of: If you live long enough you will see everything. I remember Nixon resigning from the presidency under impending House impeachment and Senate conviction and thought it was a once in a lifetime experience. Today things seem to be moving faster and perhaps the new “axiom” is: If you live long enough you will see everything twice. Let’s explore. Continue reading Living In A Faster America
The other day I had another youthful flashback caused by American politics. Since 9/11 we talk about connecting the dots to find the answers we seek. Every day we are presented with multiple dots that don’t bode well for the Trump administration. With a little poetic license I will call them polka dots. That brought to mind Brian Hyland’s 1960 song, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Polkadot Bikini. Let’s explore. Continue reading Insufficient Material
Last week’s news was dominated by the firing of FBI Director James Comey and its repercussions. It looks like the demise of the Trump presidency was further accelerated. I’m not willing to bet on how it will happen (even though I have a favorite theory) but I feel the chances of Trump serving his full term are less than 50-50 at this point. Trump’s impeachment (and that is not my favorite theory) seems to be almost every liberal’s dream. Be careful what you wish for. Let’s explore. Continue reading In The Bullpen